The Closers

The Closers

A Novel

Book - 2005
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Years after the death of a sixteen-year-old girl is ruled a suicide, detective Harry Bosch receives DNA evidence that reopens the case, which involves an investigation into a white supremacist with close ties to the LAPD. By the author of The Narrows.

Blackwell North Amer
In Los Angeles in 1988, a sixteen-year-old girl disappeared from her home and was later found dead of a gunshot wound to the chest. The death appeared at first to be a suicide - but some of the evidence contradicted that scenario, and detectives came to believe this was in fact a murder. Despite a by-the-book investigation, no one was ever charged.
Now Detective Harry Bosch is back with the LAPD with the sole mission of closing unsolved cases, and this girl's death is the first he's given. A DNA match makes the case very much alive again, and it turns out to be anything but cold. The ripples from this death have destroyed at least two other lives, and everywhere he probes, Bosch finds hot grief, hot rage, and a bottomless well of betrayal and malice.
And it's not just the girl's family and friends whose lives Bosch is stirring up afresh. With each new development, Harry Bosch finds increasing resistance from within the police force itself. Old enemies are close at hand. Even as he pushes relentlessly to find the truth, Bosch has to wonder if this assignment was intended to be his last. Digging up the past may heal old wounds - or it may expose new, searing ones.

& Taylor

Years after the death of a sixteen-year-old girl is ruled a suicide, detective Harry Bosch receives DNA evidence that reopens the case, which involves an investigation of a white supremacist with close ties to the LAPD.

Publisher: New York : Little, Brown, 2005
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780316734943
Characteristics: 403 p. ; 25 cm


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Oct 30, 2017

I'm working through the Bosch series in order. I enjoyed this novel more than some of the earlier. In particular, the plot twist was great. Although I have more to read in the series, I found this one to be unburdened with some of the cross references to other plots. For example, Irvin Irving is mentioned in passing. The result is a story that connects (or seems to connect) relevant characters in a tight, twisting manner.

Aug 05, 2017

I love Bosch's relentless attitude. He's a hand-slapping high-fiver in my mind. This story is great though not among his best. Even so, still a worthy read that will keep your attention until the last page.

Gary Geiserman
Aug 20, 2013

Bosch is unrelentingly relentless, unstoppable...til it's over. Here, the relationship with the dead, a usual one, is even more important so it seems like a let down just catching the guilty; we need the world to change. >>>>> According to me, Bosch and Connelly are alike in many ways; some, as in 'Hieronymus', possibly yet unclear. I oughta know.

LovelyLuisa Jun 22, 2012

I loved it! It had me in suspense and it felt like I was part of the investigation as well.

Jul 14, 2011

The Closers ---- By Michael Connelly c - 2005? ---- I need to find my notes. ---- Enjoy! ---- RichardPaul

Jun 27, 2005

Harry Bosch returns in ex-journalist Connelly''s latest book. Bosch returns to the LAPD after three years of retirement, joining ex-partner Kiz Rider in the cold case squad (a.k.a. the Open-Unsolved Unit), established by the PD''s new chief. Working on a case from 1988 in which a mixed-race teenager, Bosch and Rider uncover new evidence of involvement of a group of white supremacists, evidence that was supressed by Harry''s nemesis in the LAPD, Deputy Chief Irving. Watch for the cameo from a character in Connelly''s earlier book, VOID MOON. Good pacing, strong plotting and characterization, and an intriguing story, with the twists and turns Connelly''s readers have come to expect.


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